Jiu-Jitsu, Autism and a Success Story

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Professor Davi de Souza awards Wescley Souza his first stripe. Photo by Junior Samurai/GRACIEMAG.com.

Diagnosed with autism, attention deficit disorder, and with a total lack of motor coordination–that’s what Wescley Souza’s life was like a year ago.

In exactly 12 months, he was rescued by Jiu-Jitsu, thanks to Fortaleza, Brazil-based Carlson Gracie/Gutenberg Melo Academy instructors Moisés Costa, Cristiano Pantanal and Davi de Souza. How’s he doing today? Take a look for yourself in the following video.

Now, do you know of any other cases of Jiu-Jitsu changing someone’s life or even transforming life in a community?

Let us know in the comments field below or by shooting an email to gracie@graciemag.com.

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